Axia College

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Axia College of the University of Phoenix
Established 2004

for-profit college

president = Bill Pepicello
Location Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Axia College was a for-profit educational institution founded in March 2004. On June 13, 2011, the University of Phoenix merged Axia programs with the University of Phoenix Online programs, eliminating Axia as a separate college or division.[1]


Axia College was first established under Western International University (WIU, a sister school to the University of Phoenix, both institutions are owned by the Apollo Group). Due to the massive influx of students registering and the amount of potential students to register, the Apollo Group decided to move Axia College of WIU to the University of Phoenix. This transition took place over the April 1st - 2nd, 2006 weekend, with the first Axia of UOP students starting on April 3, 2006.


University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. [2]


  1. ^ University of Phoenix Academic Operations (June 13, 2011). "Enhancing communication by merging Online and Axia". University of Phoenix. 
  2. ^ "About Us - Accreditations and Licensures - University of Phoenix". Retrieved June 17, 2008.

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